Altenberg 16?: Yes, an exposé of the evolution industry. Quite interesting, because none of the participants were in any way supporters of design or intelligence in nature. They were looking for naturalist solutions. But they couldn’t stand the nonsense and fakery committed in Darwin’s name any more. And maybe some of them thought the solution wasn’t to just end the careers of those who speak up.
Working as a group probably helped them a lot.
Anyway, here’s the new book:
The Origin Of Life Circus: A How To Make Life Extravaganza investigates the politics of origin of life science and synthesizing of life. Suzan Mazur, whose coverage of science began decades ago at Hearst Magazines, takes you into the lab and in conversation with dozens of the world’s greatest thinkers on the subject of origin of life – among them: Jack Szostak, Freeman Dyson, Carl Woese, Dimitar Sasselov, Matthew Powner, James Simons, Harry Lonsdale, Stu Kauffman, Andrew Pohorille, Steve Benner, Dave Deamer, Nigel Goldenfeld, Pier Luigi Luisi, Lawrence Krauss, Lee Smolin, Nick Lane, Jaron Lanier, and more.
Suzan Mazur is the author of The Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry (North Atlantic Books). Her reports have appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, Newsday, Archaeology, Connoisseur, Omni, Huffington Post, Progessive Review, CounterPunch, Scoop Media and other publications, as well as on PBS, CBC, and MBC. She has been a guest on Charlie Rose, McLaughlin and various Fox Television News programs.
Go, girl. And someone buy me a copy. In the meantime, see The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (a brief rundown on why origin of life research is going nowhere and can’t go anywhere)
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